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The Microanalysis of Political Communication

Claptrap and Ambiguity

By Peter Bull

Routledge – 2003 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Research International Series in Social Psychology

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    978-0-415-27382-4
    March 27th 2003

Description

This analysis of political speeches and televised political interviews in the UK, based on the Annual Party Conferences (1996-2000) and the last five general elections (1983-2001), evaluates the interview skills of politicians and political interviewers, investigates how and why politicians equivocate and handle interruptions and examines the nature of applause, both invited and uninvited, in political speeches.

Contents

Introduction

Part I: Political Speeches

Part II: Televised Political Interviews

Conclusions

Author Bio

Peter Bull is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of York. He is the author of fifty academic publications principally concerned with the microanalysis of interpersonal communication. These include several books, the most recent of which is Communication Under the Microscope: The Theory and Practice of Microanalysis (Psychology Press, 2002).

Name: The Microanalysis of Political Communication: Claptrap and Ambiguity (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Bull. This analysis of political speeches and televised political interviews in the UK, based on the Annual Party Conferences (1996-2000) and the last five general elections (1983-2001), evaluates the interview skills of politicians and political interviewers,...
Categories: Social Psychology, Political Psychology